ERIC Number: EJ647988
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Students' Understanding of the Role of Scientific Models in Learning Science.
Treagust, David F.; Chittleborough, Gail; Mamiala, Thapelo L.
International Journal of Science Education, v24 n4 p357-68 Apr 2002
Discusses the development and evaluation of an instrument to measure secondary students' understanding of scientific models. Involves (n=228) secondary science students and identifies five themes of students' understanding of scientific models including scientific models as multiple representations, models as exact replicas, models as explanatory tools, how scientific models are used, and the changing nature of scientific models. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A